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Friday, May 27, 2005

have you ever wondered...

Why There Are Suicide Bombers
Are suicide bombers similar to others who commit suicide? Do they derive their motivations from the same sources? An essay by Mark Biskeborn

Disclaimer: Whilst I am at times given to having thoughts about suicide due to my suffering from chronic depression, I am also a committed pacifist who has sworn never to harm another human being for any reason whatsoever. (So all you spooks can now relax again, ok?)
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2 Comments:

Blogger Brownie said...

without reading the essay, I would have to say Suicide Bombers do it out of fervent /insane martyrdom for their cause, and would be exhilarated in the process, and that the term suicide is not quite right. WW2 Japanese pilots who deliberately hurtled into stuff were called 'kamikaze' and this may have a meaning that does not indicate 'giving up the desire to go on living'.
There is a joke 'why do kamikaze pilots bother wearing their helmets . . . .
If you want a laugh go to www.richardneville.com where he has a photoshop of JWHoward in saddamderpants. cheers, brownie

May 31, 2005 7:28 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

(From the essay) A Palestinian psychiatrist says “most of them [suicide bombers] are very nice, timid, introvert, have had a problem with power in their childhood, …personal experience with serious traumatic events in their lives…witnessing the helplessness of their fathers.”

I think the essay is worth a read.

Thanks for the Nevilink, Brownie.

June 01, 2005 12:53 AM  

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